Greenstay Hotel & Suites
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One nice thing about only having to drive for around 5 hours a day is that you have time to do what you want and not rush doing it :)
When we arrived last night, we read that Cuba was famous for the many murals painted on buildings around town and decided to walk/drive around to see them all before Day 2 on highway. Very informative and fun. Very cute small town. So glad we spent time here!
... on the way here were the multitude of signs (seriously there might have been 50 of them!) for Meramec Caverns nearby. Jesse James' hide out, apparently. We decided to skip it and the Wax Museum, too.
I was impressed with Bern's ability to spot License Plates. I would get distracted with maps, reviews and scenery and he was ...
... holder. Everything was 50% off (winter season). I made it in time for the next tour, which I did not know was to be conducted on a trolley; actually a long metal wagon pulled by a jeep thing. I called "shotgun" since I was the only person solo on the tour and got to ride up in the jeep with our wonderful, nice, and knowledgeable tour guide, Pam.
What an amazing cavern! It was well-worth the price ...
This resort is another one with a beautiful pool (and another one available to us through Resort Parks International).
We went into Hermann, toured the Stone Hill Winery, the Hermann Wurst Shoppe, stopped in a Brewery (for Greg, of course), and then had a bite of BBQ. A good day, despite the oppressive heat (which seems to be the theme of this summer's travels!)
... decline of Route 66 after the development of the highways.
We pushed on though, and soon found ourselves passing through Wilmington and its enormous plastic 'mascot', the Gemini Giant, a huge green man by the side of the road dressed in green, wearing a space helmet and carrying a rocket! Not sure quite what it is meant to represent, if anything, but it is a Route 66 institution, so we were pleased to have ticked off our first landmark.